Treatment for a disc bulge in L4-L5 includes physical therapy and waiting to see if symptoms abate on their own, or a surgical repair. The majority of bulging discs occur in the lumbar, or lower, region of the spine. More »

Causes of protruding L4 and L5 discs include aging, poor posture and being overweight, notes the Laser Spine Institute. These conditions can result in lumbar disc disease, which occurs in the lower back. Most cases of th... More »

General aging and degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis and degenerative spondylolisthesis, cause spinal stenosis, according to Spine-health, and L4-L5 and L3-L4 are the most common spinal areas to develop this... More »

Conservative treatment that may include a combination of nerve decompression and noninvasive pain management techniques is used to treat small annular tears with disc bulges at L4 or L5, as stated by Laser Spine Institut... More »

Physical therapy is one of the treatment methods for all herniated discs, including an L3-L4, according to Though physical therapy does not directly treat the disc, it helps to stabilize the lumbar spine muscl... More »

Treatment for a disc bulge, or herniated disc, include medications, therapy or surgery, according to the Mayo Clinic. There are also some treatments that a patient can do at home to alleviate the pain. More »

A L5-S1 diffuse posterior disk bulge occurs when a spinal disc between vertebra L5 and S1 compresses a nerve adjacent to it, explains the Laser Spine Institute. Due to pressure on the central core, the disc expands to th... More »